The IOGEAR USB 3.0 BoostLinq extension cable uses active electronics to amplify the USB signal and maintain USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data transfers over extended distance, with no loss of data integrity or signal quality. The cable has a USB Type A male and a Type A female connector. The USB A connector is the rectangular shaped plug found on PC's, hubs, and many other host interfaces. IOGEAR's USB 3.0 BoostLinq extends from the USB host computer and provides another female A connector up to 16.4 feet away for all your USB needs.USB 3.0 Extension for PC and Mac
This GUE305 16.4ft USB extension cable is compatible with both PC and Mac computers, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices. It is ideal for applications that require a short distance between a user and the peripheral but still need the data transfer speeds of USB 3.0, such as webcams, hard drives, printers, smartboards, etc. For longer distance connections, please see the GUE310 33ft (10m) USB 3.0 BoostLinq extension.Plug and Play
The IOGEAR USB 3.0 BoostLinq extension cable is Plug-and-Play, no additional drivers or complicated set up required.
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